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Omega-3 (Fish Oil) For ADHD

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Omega-3 (Fish Oil) For ADHD

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Omega-3 (Fish Oil) For Adhd

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Scientists and medical experts have different opinions on whether or not taking omega-3 for ADHD is beneficial to treat ADHD patients. On one hand, some experts believe that omega-3 supplementation helps improve concentration and manages hyperactivity in people with ADHD. This is because omega-3 can regulate the imbalance of neurotransmitters like dopamine

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Edward Hallowell, M.D., a child and adult psychiatrist and ADHD expert,

Can a Daily Fish Oil Supplement Help Curb Symptoms of ADHD?

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- Chang, J. P., Su, K., Mondelli, V., & Pariante, C. M. (2017). Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Youths with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials and Biological Studies. Neuropsychopharmacology,43(3), 534-545. doi:10.1038/npp.2017.160

- Derbyshire, E. (2017). Do Omega-3/6 Fatty Acids Have a Therapeutic Role in Children and Young People with ADHD? Journal of Lipids,2017, 1-9. doi:10.1155/2017/6285218

- Kiliaan, A., & Königs, A. (2016). Critical appraisal of omega-3 fatty acids in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder treatment. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 12, 1869-1882. doi:10.2147/ndt.s68652

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